LUMS represents Pakistan in Internet at Liberty
STAFF REPORT IBD: The Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) represented Pakistan in the international event of “Internet at Liberty 2012” recently held in Washington, USA, with the sponsorship of internet search giant Google.
LUMS was one of the 15 academic institutions invited to participate in the Internet at Liberty 2012. Representing LUMS, Prof. Abid Hussain Imam made a presentation sharing with other academic institutions the details about the “LUMS Internet and Society Initiative” and actively engaged with other participants on issues.
Pakistan was represented by a large delegation that included Jehan Ara, President of the Pakistan Software Houses Association (P@SHA); Sana Saleem, CEO Bolo Bhi; journalist and commentator Afia Salam; journalist and Knight Fellow Sahar Habib Ghazi, and others.
The conference explored creative ways to expand the free flow of information online. A select group of 15 leading gloal academic institutions were invited to join the activists and experts across the world to explore one of the most pressing dilemmas and exciting opportunities around free expression in the digital age.
The main theme at the conference reflected the belief that the Internet as a global, free, and open resource, is constantly developing.